Energy In Transactions

New Orleans Office

Our oil and gas transactions and energy regulatory group in Louisiana is well recognized for its offshore oil and gas experience and represents many independent oil and gas exploration and production companies and service oriented companies.

Practice Areas 

Energy Regulatory

Looper Goodwine advises a diverse group of oil and gas clients on all facets of operations, exploration, development, and production in the Gulf of Mexico. We represent owners of oil and gas interests in acquisitions and divestitures, title matters, contract negotiation and drafting, and a variety of and litigation matters. We also represent clients in administrative hearings before local, state, and federal agencies such as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, the Interior Board of Land Appeals, the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board, and the Louisiana Office of Conservation. We have extensive experience in all facets of OCSLA, applicable regulations promulgated by BOEM, BSEE, and ONRR, and the policies utilized by the regulators affecting the offshore industry on the OCS, and maritime issues. We have also assisted clients with BSEE decommissioning assessment analysis and challenges and implementing optimal bonding and financial assurance programs to satisfy BOEM.. We have also challenged BOEM, BSEE, and ONRR orders through the IBLA and in court, and have participated as special oil and gas counsel to several high profile chapter 11 debtors.

Looper Goodwine’s experience includes:

  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act matters
  • BOEM/BSEE regulatory matters
  • Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board and Office of Conservation matters
  • Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act, Louisiana Operators/Non-Operators Lien Act and Louisiana Private Works Act maters
  • Special counsel to trustees, debtors-in-possession, and official committees in oil and gas bankruptcies

Oil and Gas Transactions

Looper Goodwine’s clients are active in nearly all aspects of the domestic and international energy industry. We represent a broad range of industry participants, including privately owned and publicly traded exploration and production (both onshore and offshore), midstream (infrastructure) and oilfield services companies, equipment manufacturers and distributors, financial institutions, energy-focused lenders and private capital providers and investors.

Looper Goodwine advises domestic and international energy clients on transactional matters across multiple practice areas, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Energy and project finance transactions
  • Acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets and equipment
  • Joint venture structuring for exploration and development
  • Oil and gas exploration, production and development operations
  • Contracting for oilfield service companies
  • Energy infrastructure, construction and installation
  • Refinery acquisitions and structuring
  • Oil and gas regulatory and administrative matters
  • Oil and gas title and title curative services
  • Oil and gas bankruptcies
  • Maritime issues